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Engineer Spotlight: Ben Gloede

6/6/2022

ByLauren Willman

WHAT IS YOUR ROLE AT STANDARD ELECTRIC, AND WHAT DO YOU SPECIALIZE IN? 

I am the Brady Product Specialist here at Standard Electric. I specialize in all things Brady, from labels to printers, all the way down to locks and safety products!

HOW DID YOU BECOME INTERESTED IN ENGINEERING?

I have always been interested in the electrical side of things. I had worked a summer or two for a local electrical shop. When I finished college, I found myself at Brady, and now supporting the Brady business here at Standard Electric on the Technical Solutions Team.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THIS INDUSTRY?

There are so many things to learn, a lot of great people in the industry as well as here at Standard Electric. I like to build those relationships and learn more every day!

WHAT TRAITS DO YOU HAVE THAT HELP YOU IN YOUR ROLE?

I am primarily driven to help customers find solutions that will resolve their problems. I am also someone who is willing to learn and cultivate a relationship with customers.

WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH CLIENTS, HOW DO YOU HELP THEM IDENTIFY AND SOLVE THE PROBLEMS THEY'RE FACING?

When working with clients to resolve the problem(s), it’s a process. I first have them provide me a thorough explanation of what they perceive as the problem to pinpoint the cause, I determine what might be the root cause of the problem, and I then suggest solutions/products that will resolve the problem(s). I also follow up with our clients to ensure that their problem(s) have been resolved. 

WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'VE LEARNED WHILE WORKING AT STANDARD ELECTRIC? 

I have learned, and it has come as no surprise, that our Standard Electric team possesses a wealth of knowledge that is utilized to solve some of the most complex problems and issues our customers face.

WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF WORK?

I like to run/workout, take my dogs on walks, and sometimes find a new place for a cold one.

WHAT IS AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOU THAT MIGHT SURPRISE CO-WORKERS OR FRIENDS?

I have a twin brother that lives out in Denver!


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